Comments on: Tying and go-ahead sac flies in the same W.S. inning http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931/comment-page-1#comment-175951 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:06:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15931#comment-175951 @26 -Kahuna Tuna -
"... The 1930 NL was the richest run-scoring environment for any major league since 1900 — 5.68 runs per team per game, just a tad ahead of the 1936 AL (5.67 R/G). A player in the 1930 NL couldn't hope to have an OPS+ over 100 unless his raw OPS was somewhere north of .800. I seem to recall that the 1930 NL aggregate batting average was above .300..."

Kahuna Tuna, The 1930 NL BA was .303 for the entire league, .308 if take out the pitchers. As you stated, we have to take a whole lot of air out of seasons like this, 1894-1895,1936 AL, and a few others, to compare fairly players from other less offensively-inflated seasons. Plenty of seasons like Douthit's 1930 look great until you start adjusting them down.

If you want to have some real time-wasting fun, take the regular-season batting stats for the 1930 NL or 1894 NL, arrange them by OPS+, and see how many superficially impressive battter seasons have an OPS+ below 100.

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By: World Series Opens With Two Fall Classics | World News Access http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931/comment-page-1#comment-174580 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 23:41:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15931#comment-174580 [...] in. But it wouldn’t be two game-winning RBI in two games for Craig: Texas won the game, 2-1, with back-to-back sacrifice flies in the ninth [...]

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By: World Series Opens With Two Fall Classics | EnBank.Info – Business News Portals http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931/comment-page-1#comment-174554 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 22:26:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15931#comment-174554 [...] in. But it wouldn’t be two game-winning RBI in two games for Craig: Texas won the game, 2-1, with back-to-back sacrifice flies in the ninth [...]

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By: oneblankspace http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931/comment-page-1#comment-174527 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:09:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15931#comment-174527 Not on this list was the 2-run SF in 1982. Tom Herr of the Cardinals flied to deep center scoring Ozzie Smith and Willie McGee to make a 1-0 Cardinal lead 3-0 in the top of the 2nd in game 4. The Brew Crew got 6 in the 7th to win the game.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931/comment-page-1#comment-174524 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:05:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15931#comment-174524 @26, KT -- FWIW, B-R Bullpen says "DOW-thit"....

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931/comment-page-1#comment-174492 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 20:00:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15931#comment-174492 I always feel I've accomplished something when I find an excuse to drop Taylor Douthit's name.

Agreed! You're right that that 87 OPS+ looks too low. The 1930 NL was the richest run-scoring environment for any major league since 1900 — 5.68 runs per team per game, just a tad ahead of the 1936 AL (5.67 R/G). A player in the 1930 NL couldn't hope to have an OPS+ over 100 unless his raw OPS was somewhere north of .800. I seem to recall that the 1930 NL aggregate batting average was above .300. The league opted to tone down the liveliness of the baseballs during the following offseason.

I've never heard Douthit's last name pronounced. I like to think it was said as "Doubt it," which would have made our man the Alibi Ike of position players, a guy with a built-in excuse for every out.

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By: Timothy P. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931/comment-page-1#comment-174483 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:48:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15931#comment-174483 I wouldn't wish anyone to be unjustly incarcerated. I was at the mercy a heavy set, deep voiced woman with a badge. She spoke with the unmistakable twang associated with trailer courts built on a flood plain near a river that used to be an anti-freeze factory. County jail guards, one small step above TSA agent.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931/comment-page-1#comment-174464 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:11:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15931#comment-174464 @21, Kahuna T -- Thanks! I always feel I've accomplished something when I find an excuse to drop Taylor Douthit's name. How many guys have put together a season like his 1930 -- 201 hits, 109 runs, 93 RBI, .303 BA, 41 doubles, 10 triples, 283 Total Bases -- and had it add up to an 87 OPS+?

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By: Erik102787 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931/comment-page-1#comment-174458 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 18:47:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15931#comment-174458 10-15-69 Brooks Robinson...if Swoboda misses that ball, who knows what would have happened the rest of the Series. Miracle Mets, indeed!

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By: Bob M http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15931/comment-page-1#comment-174430 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 17:49:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15931#comment-174430 @18... OK, I'll go there, too.

Rusty WHO?

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